April 27, 2016

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Privately sponsored Syrian refugees slow to arrive

When John McCallum, the Liberal Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, was in town a few weeks ago speaking to the Board of Trade, MacKinnon...

SWEET LAND OF LIBERTY

George Mason University Law professor David E. Bernstein criticized Romero's majoritarian approach to civil liberties advocacy, writing that “the executive director of the ACLU doesn't...

Government won't say what it paid to Lac-Mégantic settlement fund

Lisa Raitt, who was Canada's transport minister at the time, responded to the report by saying the government's role in safety was to put the...

Five Hillsborough myths dispelled by inquests jury

After the disaster, allegations emerged from "unnamed sources" - later established to be a Police Federation spokesman and the Sheffield Conservative MP, Irvine Patnick -...

Family of Calgary mother isolated in France raising pressure on Ottawa for help

Calgary Conservative MPs Michelle Rempel, who was out of country, and Deepak Obhrai could not be immediately reached for comment Wednesday afternoon. Kent Hehr, a...

End-of-life bill brings demonstrators to MP's office

Whatever response he got as he visited Saskatchewan this week, Justin Trudeau had few fans in MP Ralph Goodale's office midday Wednesday. Demonstrators filled the...

Ambrose Visits Steinbach

The Member of Parliament for Provencher says what happened Wednesday in Steinbach is a rare occurrence. Ted Falk hosted Federal Conservative Leader Rona Ambrose and...

Ted Cruz Names Carly Fiorina As Running Mate

“I think that there will be a large contingent of Republicans in California who might otherwise have found Ted Cruz to be a little more...

Regina MP Andrew Scheer rumoured to run for Conservative Party leadership

Moose Jaw-Lake Centre-Lanigan MP Tom Lukiwski is hoping Scheer takes the step. Some caucus members have encouraged Scheer to run, and while Lukiwski isn't one...

PC leader flashes his environmental credentials

Brown says the cap-and-trade program would be revenue neutral and devoted solely to green initiatives if the Liberals were truly concerned about the environment. However...

Kent Bush: Finally some separation between the two major parties

The Democrats and Republicans are finally pushing back against the argument that there is no real difference between the parties these days. One party is...

Fast Eddy goes to Ottawa

Fast Eddy poses with Kamloops-Thompson-Cariboo MP Cathy McLeod and Conservative Party interim leader Rona Ambrose in Ottawa last week. The excitement was audible in Edward...

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Puts Trudeau Government On Short Leash

"What's really clear here is the tribunal has looked at the response of the Liberal government to a ruling that found systemic racial discrimination against...

Feds silent on Lac-Megantic legal settlement

Lisa Raitt, who was Canada's transport minister at the time, responded to the report by saying the government's role in safety was to put the...

Meet Garnett Genuis, the youngest Conservative MP with the most to say on the Hill

(subscription) (subscription)That's second only to Liberal MP Kevin Lamoureux (Winnipeg North, Man.), who sits at 54,663 words, according to Maclean's Magazine's “Figures of Speech”...

Congress Warned Against Sending Taxpayer Funds to Russia

Conservative advocacy groups warned members of Congress against lifting restrictions on the government's purchase of Russian-made RD-180 rocket engines for use during national security space...

Ted Cruz Picks Carly Fiorina to Be His Potential Running Mate

Mr. Cruz has none of the structural advantages he enjoyed in Wisconsin, where the GOP governor and conservative talk-radio hosts backed him to block Mr.

Peter MacKay's Misuse of the Rule of Law

Over the last decade, the only institution that seemed at odds with the Supreme Court was (oddly) the Conservative Party of Canada. Also, nobody enforces...

John Doyle: Welcome to a new nightmare in Cancon policy

The wisest comment made so far about plans to review Canada's cultural policies and bring them into line with our digital age came from former...

The Hillsborough verdict shatters the fantasy that class war doesn't exist

In all this it must be said there were individual police officers who behaved decently, but the complicity between the police and parts of the...

Atlantic Canada Indigenous bands have $1.14B impact on national economy

Liberal budget includes billions in new spending for aboriginal people · SPECIAL REPORT | First Nations pay more tax than you think ... Federal Minister...

King of Common Core: 4 Key Things to Know About the New Education Secretary

John King Jr., a leading advocate of the controversial Common Core education standards and student databases, will have a ceremonial swearing in Wednesday by Vice...

D'Amato for Polish arms company

CHEMISTRY: Sen. Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) and Reps. Brian Babin (R-Texas) and Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) attended a luncheon today to introduce the Chemical Industry Labor-Management...

English-only RCMP officers on Parliament Hill spark complaints

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police is not meeting its obligation to offer services in both official languages on Parliament Hill, according to a preliminary report...

Trump Shatters the Glass Ceiling

On the other hand, it seems unlikely that is the case for ideological reasons, as many conservative Republicans disdain the heterodox Trump. ... Here's an...

Canada breaking export control rules, violating Trudeau's feminism with Saudi deal, say critics

(subscription) (subscription)Neve said former Conservative MP Ed Holder is on the ground in Saudi Arabia and that while it's not an official delegation it's...

Federal interim Conservative leader Ambrose compares notes with Pallister

OTTAWA -- The federal Conservatives should be able to win back seats in Winnipeg after watching their provincial counterparts sweep across the city in last...

NUS Vice President Defends Safe Space Policy: 'Some are More Equal Than Others'

It was this phrase that Richard Brooks, Vice President of the NUS stumbled upon as he attempted to explain the NUS's No Platform policy and...

EXCLUSIVE: Leaked audio says towers part of First Nations' Jericho Lands vision

Campbell said the B.C. Liberal government agreed to give them a $96-million accommodation payment and a seven-year loan at two per cent interest. In 2014,...

Diet Orange Crush no longer

Unfortunately, the 2015 election did not result in a second orange crush for the NDP, and critics and pundits largely blamed Mulcair and an unfocused...

T. Boone Pickens calls U.S. oil industry 'dead in the water'

... meal with the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, a group founded by four devotees of supply-side economics: Arthur Laffer, Steve Forbes, Stephen Moore and Larry...

On this day from Monday April 18 2016

The first lady of Tory politics was on a whistle-stop tour of the West Country but when the high speed train pulled into Swindon station,...

On this day from Monday April 18 2016

The first lady of Tory politics was on a whistle-stop tour of the West Country but when the high speed train pulled into Swindon station,...

Mulcair's ouster removes a blight on NDP's LGBT record

The party cannot simply rely on its queer MPs to wave the flag for LGBT issues — unless, I suppose, Randall Garrison is elected leader...

Marking Shakespeare anniversary, MPs share political lessons from the Bard

(subscription) (subscription)As Conservative MP Dan Albas says, “Shakespeare's work covers so much of our fundamental conditions in life. His genius is through his writings...

Marking Shakespeare anniversary, MPs share political lessons from the Bard

(subscription) (subscription)NDP MP Linda Duncan, with an assist from Oxford-educated aide Erica Bullwinkle, suggested King Lear as the play illustrative of political lessons. “In...

Kellie Leitch Says She'd Make Pot Illegal Again If Elected Prime Minister

A candidate for the Conservative Party leadership says she would re-criminalize recreational marijuana use if elected prime minister. Tory MP Kellie Leitch shared her perspective...

After Mulcair, what's next for the NDP?

(blog) (blog)Around the same time, Mulcair slammed NDP MP Libby Davies for her position on BDS: “To say that you're personally in favour of...

Crown stays criminal charges against Gerry Lougheed

The charges stem from a conversation Lougheed had with former Liberal candidate Andrew Olivier, where they discuss Olivier taking on another role with the Liberal...

Prince Died Without A Will. What Happens Next To His $150 Million-Plus Estate?

Early estimates pegged its worth at $100 million or more–conservative in comparison to Michael Jackson's $150 million Mijac catalogue. “It has to be an extremely...

Charges stayed for Ontario Liberal fundraiser in bribery scandal

Premier Kathleen Wynne wanted Mr. Olivier to make way for her chosen candidate, former New Democratic MP Glenn Thibeault, to be nominated unopposed. Both charges...

Government will restore funding for Melaric addiction centre

On Wednesday morning Public Health Minister Lucie Charlebois, along with Argenteuil MNA Yves St-Denis, said Quebec would restore $6 million in funding for the Melaric...

Memorial University VP blasts budget cuts in scathing blog post

In a no-holds-barred blog post, Memorial University Provost and VP Noreen Golfman is taking aim at the Liberal government's budget cuts to the post-secondary institution.

Commencement announced at PASSHE schools

Bloomsburg — Three undergraduate ceremonies will be held May 7, beginning with the program for the colleges of Business and Education at 8:30 a.m. The...

Chorley Council seats up for grabs as voters head to the polls

Contesting the Chorley South East seat with Coun Bradley is Conservative Dominic Jewell, UKIP's Shaun Jones and Liberal Democrat David Porter. Standing against Coun Wilson...

Late push puts McGinty on top; Fattah ousted from House - Environment & Energy Publishing

Late push puts McGinty on top; Fattah ousted from HouseEnvironment & Energy PublishingToomey attacked both Sestak and McGinty during the primary, focusing on the latter's...

What's Happening: Local events for April 28-May 4

Reservations/sponsorships: Bill Clark, 618-830-0489, Kerry Andrews, 618-971-8679, Terry Conard, 618-345-0451. Pitch Hit & Run — 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Highland Knights of ... Italian Film...

The Daily 202: The Democratic Establishment strikes back in the Acela Primary

What our exit polling tells us about how Van Hollen won: “Although Edwards polled stronger with women leading into the election, she lost women voters...

Remembering Prince: Our 'shining Prince' in 1981

The band adds their own musical and visual splash to Prince's crimson court; it includes Andre Cymone on bass, guitarist Dez Dickerson, drummer Bobby Z.,...

David Cameron rejects peers' call to admit more refugee children

Martha Mackenzie, the senior government adviser for Save the Children, said: “We feel very optimistic that the new amendment, when it goes back to the...